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Turkish Pumpkin and Beef Stew – Kabaklama

This hearty stew has savory, spicy and sour notes that will leave your tastebuds happy. It’s an Eastern Turkish dish called “kabaklama,” a wonderful meal to enjoy in the fall and winter. I love carving pumpkins at Halloween with the kiddos, but I always save one to to make kabaklama (and maybe even a dessert with any leftover pumpkin). Continue Reading…

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Cacık – Tzatziki – Refreshing Cucumber & Yogurt Dip

I’d take a venture to guess most Americans know this dish by it’s Greek name, tzatziki; however, it’s also eaten quite often in Turkey where it is called cacık.

There are many different iterations of this dish that vary from house-to-house, but this is a super simple version that will take 5 minutes to prepare! Continue Reading…

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Turkish Shish Kabob (Şiş Kebap – Antep)

Before visiting Turkey for the first time, Anthony Bourdain said he always thought of Turkish food as little more than “meat on a stick.” He later learned that the country’s cuisine is much more nuanced; however, he had a reason for his initial thoughts. 

Kebap – otherwise known as kabob here in the U.S. – is the most common dish you’ll find in States-side Turkish restaurants and truly is enjoyed often in Turkey as well. Shish kabob, aka şiş kebap (şiş means skewer) is typically lamb shoulder, sirloin or leg, cut into small pieces and layered onto a skewer.  Continue Reading…